"August 25th, 1923.
'TO THE EDITOR OF THE FIELD SERVICE BULLETIN (if he still exists):
"As an expatriated American I was eagerly awaiting the call to the Field Service Reunion which I expected to receive last spring. I wanted to come down into the States to see the old section gang once more---I wanted to come the worst kind of way. Well, like some two thousand odd other Field Service derelicts, I didn't receive an invitation. The Lafayette Flying Corps foregathered in New York from the seven charted seas of the world----and my brother wrote me letters about Big Doings and Great Handclasps.
"And still no news leaked out from 50 State Street.
"Then my U. S. Army division ended two years of innocuous desuetude with a bang-up reunion in Philadelphia on Bastille Day, which day, I might add, all Marnemen have some slight cause to remember.
"But I'm not going to stray from my subject. There should have been a gathering of the F. S. clan. And, Mr. Editor, you know it!
"Now, why wasn't there any?
"My ex-driver partner met me in Philadelphia with a sad story. 'The Field Service is shot,' he told me. Poor fellow, he wept as he made his sad statement.
"It's a lie, Mr. Editor; I know it's a lie! I told him so. The Boche themselves couldn't break our spirit. We thrived on opposition. But, entre nous, Mr. Editor, tell me the worst: Is it true? Is the old hang-together-service spirit broken? Has inertia done its dirty work?
"Why don't you answer me? Why has no BULLETIN come to refute this impious accusation? These many months I have waited in silence: I can bear it no longer. Tell me, O, tell me quickly!"
Is it true? Well, it is true that the Field Service has no headquarters, no funds; most of the branches of the association are inactive, and have been for some time; this is the first BULLETIN since March, 1923.
BUT, since the foregoing appeal came from a member of S. S. U. 65, the Field Service has issued several news letters and a directory of its members; it has elected a Board of Directors to serve until time and circumstance make another election feasible; it has made two pilgrimages to France; its outgrowth, the American Field Service Fellowships for French Universities, has selected ten or a dozen men to go to France each year on such of its Memorial Fellowships as have been founded; and it is looking and planning ahead,
The present Board of Directors, elected in 1924, is composed of men who have constantly had the interests of the Association at heart and have worked for its continuance. They are willing to serve as long as the Association wants them to serve; they are ready to step out whenever any group of members wants a change and suggests a new election. They are willing to arrange for reunions when there is sufficient demand for them and enough men subscribe and come to insure putting them through without financial loss.
They are not, of course, the only members whose interest and energy have kept us alive as an organization. In submitting their names, we asked for other nominations, with the idea of obtaining a reserve list for use in future elections. One hundred and seventy-three such nominations were made, as follows:
Mayo A. Darling, Boston
William Henry Wallace, Jr., New York
Louis G. Caldwell, Chicago
Thomas S. Bosworth, New York
John E. Boit, Boston
Alex. G. Acheson, New York
|Robert K. Gooch, University, Va.
Irving G. Hall, Jr., Boston
Louis P. Hall, Jr., Paris
Raymond T. Hanks, Cleveland, O.
Francis T. Henderson, New York
William R. Hereford, Paris
Lovering Hill, Paris
A. Musgrave Hyde, New York
Walter Jepson, Sparks, Nevada
Ralph B. Johnson, New York
Stanley B. Jones, New York
Stuart B. Kaiser, Boston
John I. Kautz, Indianapolis
Robert R. Lester, Kansas City
Preston Lockwood, New York
William V. Macdonald, Boston
Albert E. MacDougall, New York
John H. Mason, Jr., Philadelphia
Chester C. McArthur, Boston
Kenneth Merrick, New York
Theodore Miles, Mt. Carroll, Ill.
Donald Moffat, Boston
Stephen I. Munger, Jr., Dallas, Texas
John Munroe, Paris
Basil K. Neftel, Manchester, N. H.
Paul Niesley, Detroit
Thomas J. O'Brien, Salt Lake City
Frederick N. Olmsted, Boston
Richard C. Paine, Boston
Richard Parmenter, New York
William A, Pearl, New York
Harold W. Peffers, Danbury, Ct.
Oliver H. Perry, N. Y.
Churchill C. Peters, Seattle, Wash.
Carleton M. Pike, Lubec, Me.
Donald S. Pitkin, Boston
Eliot Porter, Harlowton, Mont.
Philip K. B. Potter, New York
H. H. Powel, Newport, R. I.
Theodore L. Preble, New York
Vincent L. Rich, New York
Paul A. Rie, New York
Frank O. Robinson, Boston
Henry Rubinkam, Chicago
Thomas A. Ryan, Boston
Roswell Sanders, Paris
John D. Sauters, Martins Ferry, O.
Edward P. Shaw, 3d, Boston
Alec. Standing, New York
Eugene Sturgis, Oakland, Calif.
Allen G. Thurman, Jr., Washington
Paul Tison, New York
Charles H. Tyler, New York
Jos. Timothy Walker, Jr., Boston
Samuel S. Walker, New York
Newman E. Wait, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Richard C. Ware, Boston
Henry S. Weller, Chicago
James M. White, Kansas City
Victor G. White, New York
Alfred M. Whitman, New York
Robert Whitney, Lexington, Mass.
John B. Whitton, San Francisco
Harold B. Willis, Boston
Cornelius Winant, New York
Kenneth A. Wood, Buffalo, N. Y.
Ed. A. Gill Wylie. New York
Elbert A. Young, Jr., St. Paul
George R. Young, Cleveland
Some of these men have already served, either as officers of the central organization or as branch officers; others have been loyal in their support of the Association; a few have given no evidence of interest. We hope, however, that each man whose name appears on this list may be willing to serve on the Board of Directors if ever he is called upon to do so, and we ask that all members of the Field Service keep the list at hand so that we may not be required to resubmit these nominations whenever a new election may be held.
Since the publication of the last BULLETIN, the Field Service has three times returned officially to France.
In 1923, at the Fourth of July dedication in Paris of the monument to the American volunteers who lost their lives in the service of France before our country had entered the war, we were represented by a group of Field Service men, with Alan Muhr, in uniform, carrying the S. S. U. 1 banner. Archibald Dudgeon, who kindly took the banner to France for us for this purpose, reported: "Altogether we felt that the whole affair was one of the most dignified, beautiful and impressive that we had ever seen. Section 1 flag has added to its history and fame. It stood out well and clearly marked the presence of members of the American, Field Service."
Our first pilgrimage to France as an organization, made in the summer of 1924, was described briefly in our news letter of a year ago. In response, however, to many requests for a list of the men who attended we gladly give their names herewith: Robert M. Allen, Hans A. Bluntschli, Douglass T. Bolling, Octave H. Bourdon, Charles F. Cooke, Edward M. Dickinson, Hugh B. Eastburn, Verner Frodin, G. Forde Hansell, Coburn Herndon, Seth Herndon, George M. Lott, R. C. Miller, J. Caroll Molloy, Paul Murphy, Bernard Peyton, Gordon W. Phelps, I. S. Randall, Cecil Read, Thomas A. Ryan. McNeil V. Seymour, Frank R. Smith, J. K. Strubing, Jr., Edward D. Townsend, Archie P. Wilks and C. J. Worth.
The idea of a reunion on the other side appealed so strongly to so substantial a number of Field Service men who, although unable to go over with the first group, felt they could plan to go another year, that a similar pilgrimage was decided upon for 1925. A member of the second group gives us this story of the trip:
"The 1925 pilgrimage started in New York on August 4 with a banquet at the Hotel Martinique. This affair was highly animated throughout the evening by the speeches of several members and by the presence of a number of the old boys who were not participating in the pilgrimage, but came to wish us good cheer. The next morning we found it difficult to make the steamer due to the wonderful 'spirits,' of which there had been a plentiful supply, the night before, but nevertheless we did manage to get all our luggage together and to arrive in time to sail on the beautiful and palatial SS. 'De Grasse' of the French Line. On the gangplank we were greeted by officials of the line, as well as by a barrage of cameramen, who snapped our picture for the newspapers. We of course tried to look our handsomest, but it was a pretty hard job, considering the state we were in after that hectic night before.
"The steamer left sharply at 11 o'clock despite a drenching rain, which, however, did not spoil the fun of our adventure in the least, for we were all very gay. Lest we forget, among those on deck to see us off was Ned Townsend, co-originator, with Tommy Ryan, of the first pilgrimage, who actually cried at the thought that he was not again among those sailing.
"From then on it was one marvellous voyage, with excellent dinners, parties, and entertainments throughout the day and late into the night. An outstanding figure of the party was little Jean Rueff, Secretary of the French Travel Bureau, Inc., who accompanied the boys on the trip and who could be seen at all hours of the day carrying around his portable phonograph. This lured many of the fairer sex and resulted for us in dancing on deck and friendly companionship. Before we debarked from the 'De Grasse' we all signed a petition of thanks for the special courtesies and favors extended us through the French Travel Bureau.
"Upon arrival at Havre we had no difficulty whatsoever with customs officials or other inspectors, due to official recognition having been granted us by the French Government. We then boarded the special train that was waiting to take us to Paris. At the Gare St. Lazare we were met by official representatives of the French Government, who gave us a wonderful reception and revived in us once more a feeling of importance. We were then driven in private cars to our hotel in the Quartier Latin, that section of Paris which has not been influenced by the influx of foreigners. The accommodations offered us were spacious and airy rooms, and the meals were delightful.
"The next morning we made a tour of Paris in a private car, and in the evening saw once more the city's renowned nightlife, stopping in a cabaret near Montmartre to join in the festivities ourselves. The following day was supposedly a day of rest, but did not prove so, for every member of our party disappeared to a different corner or nook of Paris. The morning after we started our three-day trip to that part of France which saw the worst ravages of the war---through Soissons, Rheims, Verdun, and Metz---a trip that brought to each of us moments of both happy and sorrowful memories.
"Upon our return to Paris we were on our own hook, and we certainly did take advantage of our liberty! The only other official function of the pilgrimage was the service at the Arc de Triomphe, where we revived the Eternal Flame and placed a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier before a most impressive crowd.
"Our trip ended on August 26 with the embarking on the SS. 'Paris' for home, although some members decided to remain longer in France.
"We take this occasion again to thank Mr. Clement Rueff, president of the French Travel Bureau, Inc., for the unflagging interest he took in our reunion and the wonderful attention he gave us while abroad. We can only say that we regret it is not our good fortune to be able to participate every year, but we hope that Field Service men who have not gone on either of the two previous pilgrimages will not fail to avail themselves of the opportunity again given this year to spend four wonderful weeks by joining the 1926 pilgrimage to France."
The members of the second Paris reunion group were Harry W. Besse, John R. Gibb, Mr. and Mrs. James Hobart, Thomas F. McAllister, Morton Meyers, George N. Phelps, Philip S. Page, M. S. Rosen, Bertram W. Saunders, Merton H. Schwartz, and Stanley L. Thornton. This list does not include, nor did the 1924 list, the Field Service men who are located in Paris, or who had gone to France previous to the official sailing date, and who joined the group on the other side for one or another of the reunion features.
A number of Field Service men who had planned to join last year's pilgrimage to France, but were obliged for personal. or business reasons to withdraw, as well as a number of other Field Service men who have heretofore been unable to arrange at all to go, wrote to the French Travel Bureau to ask for the date and details of this year's trip. While none had been planned for 1926, these inquiries were sufficient in number to warrant a Third Annual Pilgrimage. Accordingly, Stephen Galatti has agreed to act again as chairman, and M. Clement Rueff, of the French Travel Bureau, and his sons, M. Jacques Rueff and M. Jean Rueff, will again cooperate with us and handle the arrangements which the directors of the association have no facilities for handling. We should like to record here our appreciation of the thoroughly efficient manner in which the Messieurs Rueff have cooperated with us and really made possible these reunions in France. You have already received a first notice of the trip this year, and we sincerely hope that a large number of you will be able to so arrange your affairs as to join the 1926 pilgrimage. The sailing date is July 31 and the return sailing date August 18.
Field Service men who believe that they cannot, at least for some years, go to France for a reunion, ask from time to time when and where we shall get together again on this side. Chicago has a number of times been a candidate for a general reunion; San Francisco has been suggested, and at least one ex-ambulancier believes that Quebec provides for his former comrades the most alluring atmosphere of any spot on this continent. More sober thought, however, generally selects New York City as having the greatest pulling power, numerically speaking. A one-day reunion in New York, with section lunches in addition to the general dinner, is always a possibility. In fact, we can definitely say that such a reunion will be held provided you let us know that you want it, when you want it, and that you will guarantee, insofar as it is within your power to do so, that you will come in sufficient numbers to assure no financial deficit. A minimum attendance of 250 is necessary. We are supplying an addressed envelope, with a questionnaire, so that with as little inconvenience and procrastination as possible you may let us know if you want a reunion, if you want it this year, or next year, or the year after, where you want it, and in what form. The wishes of the majority, of course, will prevail.
You will note that in this questionnaire we have asked you to let us know whether or not you are planning to go to France with the American Legion in 1927. We are particularly interested for the following reason.
Several of the Field Service men who made the first postwar pilgrimage to France came back enthusiastic over the idea of presenting our section banners to the French Government, to be placed in the Salle des Drapeaux in the Hotel des Invalides. While this proposition has been discussed with but comparatively few of our members, the opinion most generally expressed has been that such a permanent disposition of the banners would be an honorable and glorious one, but that not more than three or four at the most should be sent to France for this purpose. These banners, as those of you who attended the 1920 and 1921 reunions in New York will recall, were used at the memorial services in St. Thomas' Church on both those occasions. On Armistice Day, 1921, they were carried by Field Service men in the procession to honor the Unknown Dead. On the Fourth of July, 1923, one of them had a part in the dedication of the memorial monument to American volunteers in the Armies of France. It is possible that there will be future occasions on which we shall want to have a number of our banners available for our representatives.
Acting upon the suggestion, and with the idea of having the presentation of several of the banners made a part of the 1925 reunion in France, the directors of the association asked the cooperation of Congressman A. Piatt Andrew, who, through the courtesy of the French Ambassador, transmitted to the French Government the expression of this desire, "with the thought that in this way the affiliation of these men with the soldiers of France might be forever commemorated and that they and their descendents might ever be proud in revisiting France to find these banners enshrined among the glorious souvenirs of your country's history."
M. Daeschner, in acknowledgment, stated that:
"I do not doubt that your request will be considered with the most favorable attention, and I shall let you know the answer from Paris as soon as I receive it.
"Through you, for that very touching proposal, I thank the members of the Association, whose gallant services it was perfectly useless, though kind, my dear Mr. Representative, to remind me of. Every good Frenchman has in memory their devotion to France and feels indebted to them who rushed to help France when we were endangered."
Later word from M. Daeschner was that the Ministry of War had written that General Mariaux, Directeur du Musée de l'Armée, would gladly accept the Field Service fanions. There remains to be decided, therefore, which ones will be selected for the honor, and when they will be presented. The plans in this direction for last year were abandoned, due to the fact that a number of men who had made their reservations were obliged to cancel them at the last moment, and with no idea of the number of Field Service men located in Paris who would attend the ceremonies, the directors felt the delegation going over was not sufficiently large to make the presentation as impressive as the circumstances warranted.
Accordingly this ceremony of presentation of the fanions remains as a possibility for this year's reunion, or for next year's. In favor of this year is the fact that such a presentation would be perhaps more distinctive than if held in the midst of many American Legion affairs; in favor of next year is the fact that a larger and therefore more representative number of Field Service men may be planning to be in France. There is already considerable interest in the trip this summer, and it may be that even before we have your responses a 1926 presentation will seem worth while. Nevertheless, we would like very much to know just how you feel about this whole idea, and if you approve of this disposition of the banners we would like particularly to know if you believe the presentation in 1927 would be preferable to the presentation in 1926.
As many of you know, we have a Field Service ambulance in this country. While this particular ambulance was shipped over here upon its completion at Billancourt (see "History of the American Field Service in France," vol. I, page 36, as a model of the type of ambulance developed through years of service in the war, we believe every ex-ambulancier will have a sentimental interest in this, for him, souvenir "par excellence." Since 1920 this ambulance has been stored in the private garage of Mr. and Mrs. S. Vernon Mann, at Great Neck, L. I. We had long since hoped to find some suitable, permanent resting place for it, where Field Service men could on holidays and Sundays take their young offspring and point out to them this relic of great days. An appropriate museum, however, has not yet suggested itself, and may not be found until some of the war memorial buildings now in contemplation have been constructed. Until that time we feel that we can best express our gratitude to Mr. and Mrs. Mann for their kindness by relieving them of any further care of the ambulance. We accordingly are hoping that some member of the Service, preferably on Long Island, or at least not far from New York City, will have available garage space which he will be willing to donate for the temporary preservation of this only existent Field Service ambulance. Won't some one offer to do this?
Many Field Service men have been strongly dissatisfied with the negotiations leading toward a settlement of the French debt. Believing that this dissatisfaction was common to a majority of our members, Mr. W. deFord Bigelow, a director of the Association, sent to some fifty men in all parts of the country, for their signatures and the signatures of citizens of their respective communities, a resolution asking a more lenient attitude on the part of our Government toward France. Whether through lack of interest or absorption in personal affairs, this effort met with but half-hearted response and was accordingly not thought to justify the general publicity that had been planned for it. As this BULLETIN goes to press there are indications of a possible early agreement. If this does not materialize, however, we earnestly hope that those of you who feel that France should be accorded at least as favorable terms for the settlement of her obligations as have been or may be accorded to other countries similarly involved, will express this feeling whenever and wherever the opportunity offers, and will interest your local organizations, churches, Rotary clubs, Kiwanis clubs or similar societies and ask them to adopt resolutions for submission to your Senators and Congressmen and to members of the Debt Funding Commission. A speech on "Our Prearmistice Loans" was made by Congressman Andrew in the House of Representatives on January 13 last. If you feel inclined to speak out for France, but have at your command more sympathy than facts to back up your argument, you might like to have a copy of the aforementioned speech. This Congressman Andrew will gladly send you if you will address him at Washington, or you may direct your request to Stephen Galatti, 100 Broadway, New York.
An article by Congressman Andrew, entitled "Facts About France," answering several of the current misconceptions about that country, appeared in the New York Herald-Tribune for Sunday, February 14. This article gave particular attention to the misinformation broadcast in the January number of the Atlantic.
In this same connection we are quoting herewith an article, likewise by Mr. Andrew, which appeared in the Boston Herald of November 26, 1925, under the title "A Word for France."
"There are practically no Frenchmen in this country or Americans of recent French descent. There are almost no people of French blood to state the facts about France, to explain her point of view. There is no popularity to be gained by the press or by politicians through doing so, as in the case of many other peoples largely represented here. The net result is that our public is constantly uninformed or misinformed about France.
"One assertion continually reiterated is that France is spending large sums on her army and navy and that she is dominated by the spirit of militarism. It would indeed be surprising if this were the case, if after losing a million and one-half dead and more than two million mutilated in the world war, the mothers and fathers of France were seeking an opportunity to make further sacrifices. If that were the case, we should surely expect to find some of the great French military chieftans of the world war among the prime ministers and other cabinet officers. This is not the case today nor has it been the case. No military man has achieved political prominence in France since the war ended. Mr. Painlevé, the premier who resigned recently, is a professor of mathematics in the University of Paris. His finance minister, Mr. Caillaux, was banished from the country during the war as a pacifist, and his predecessor in turn, M. Herriot, is a Socialist. The new prime minister, Senator Downer, who has just been appointed to try and solve the almost impossible financial problems of France, lost three sons in the late war. Certainly these men are not militarists.
"What are the facts about the military developments in France? Her army is smaller by one-third than it was before the world war began. The French army of 1925 is smaller by nearly 300,000 men than the French army of 1914. Ours is double what it was then. As for her military expenditures, she is spending less than a quarter as much on her navy as we are spending on ours, and considerably less on her army. The total army and navy budget of France is far less than that of the United States.
"Another thing that we continually hear is that the French people are not heavily taxed. This statement has been so often repeated that it is very widely believed. Of course the average Frenchman does not pay the same amount of taxes as the average American. Within our own country the day laborer does not pay on the average as large taxes in amount as the merchant or manufacturer. The only fair basis for comparing the taxes of people is the percentage of income that they pay. If you pay 10 per cent, of your income in taxes and Mr. Ford or Mr. Rockefeller or Mr. Mellon pays 10 per cent, of his income, you are bearing, to say the least, as heavy a burden of taxes as any of those estimable gentlemen, even though the actual sum is less. If the people of France are paying as large a percentage of their income as we are of ours they are taxed as heavily as we are. Now what are the facts? The best tax experts and statisticians figure that in America about 11 per cent, of the national income is absorbed in taxes (national, state and local), but that in France, more than 20 per cent. of the country's total income is collected in taxes. We think our tax burden is heavy, but in France it is nearly twice as heavy as ours. And, as in France there are few very large fortunes the burden of the average man is still more onerous. It is considerably more than twice the burden of the average American.
"Again we hear it said that the French people are very unfriendly to us. Returning tourists tell us that they had to pay exorbitant prices in some summer or winter resort in France, forgetting all about what they have to pay in Miami or Atlantic City or in California. Let me tell you my experience. I went abroad last autumn with an American Legion delegation, and we visited the old front. Everywhere we met with friendliness, gratitude and affectionate hospitality. Over and over again in the towns and villages which we visited, our offers to pay for services and favors rendered were refused by people we had never seen before, and not infrequently we were invited to break bread with them. One friendly instance among many that none of us will ever forget happened in the little village of Bussy la Cote, not far from Bar le Duc. One of our legion delegates, who had been a member of the 136th United States artillery, recalled that just after the battle of St. Mihiel his regiment had been billeted in that village and that they had left their regimental flag in the village church. Making a detour we drove up the hill to the village and finding the church door open, we were happy to discover the stars and stripes hanging on the altar. We had scarcely entered when the cobbled street was clattering with the wooden shoes of the peasants and children, who gathered excitedly around the church door, chattering about "les Americains." Among them, hurriedly removing her apron as she ran, was an old lady, 78 years old, as she afterwards told us, who plays the organ in the church. She trembled with emotion to see the Americans again after six long years, embraced most of us, and with tears in her eyes told us that every Sunday since the battle of St. Mihiel, she had played the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the mass. "It is our sanctus," she said, "and we always play it just before the elevation of the Host." And she added, "To me your American national hymn is more beautiful than the sanctus of Beethoven." This is typical of the feeling toward the Americans of 1917 and 1918 which lies deep in the hearts of the French people today and which, God grant, that no action of cold-blooded officials of either government shall ever disturb."
Prior to the publication of the last BULLETIN, three years ago, we offered a set of the "History of the American Field Service in France" as a prize for the best poem submitted by a member of the Service article inclusion in the BULLETIN, and a similar prize for the best prose article submitted for a similar purpose. The poem was published in BULLETIN No. 13, with the promise that the prose article would appear in the next issue. This being the next issue, we give you herewith:
Madame drops the curtain over the music box, the noise of the heavy sabots dies away. The laughter, the clinking of glasses fade into the muffled preparations of the dancers to start their homeward journeys. The three friends stand at the door and call their good-nights after the disappearing carts. From down in the village comes the tolling of the bell, first the four quarters and then, in long, deep tones, the twelve strokes of midnight. As if in echo, out over the valleys, other bells, some harsh, some soft, take up the message. The moon breaks through the clouds, the sloping vineyards burst into view. The creaking of the carts comes back through the stillness between the strokes of the bell. And then the last tones become a whisper, the moon disappears, the vineyards fade into darkness. Silence, the silence of a village asleep. Quiet, happiness, peace.
Without a word the three friends turn to go and clasp hands for an instant in silence.
"Bon soir, Victor and Louis, 'til tomorrow."
"Bon soir, Pierre."
A persistent ray of sunshine pierces the cobwebbed window of the wine cellar. In the cool, musty room, fragrant with wine, sit the three friends, crouched on tiny stools about a low table. Before them is a bottle of the wine of their valley.
"Well, mes vieux, if she needs us---"
He stops. Deep, resonant, appealing, comes the sound of the bell. They listen, eyes aflame. Again it comes, more solemn, more wonderful, more terrible than ever before.
They leap to their feet.
"C'est le tocsin!"
And again the bell tolls. From far over the hills and valleys, from north, south, east and west, from every town, village, and hamlet comes the echoing call. Then silence. France has called. Quietly, confidently, she waits.
Together the three lift their glasses high, touch them gently.
"Pour la France !"---and drink.
Without a word they embrace each other, turn to go and then clasp hands for an instant in silence.
"Au revoir, Victor and Louis, 'til the next time."
"Au revoir, Pierre."
Like a torch held on high, defiantly, fiercely, the four blue-coated, mud-stained figures bear the crude box along the winding road. The sun goes down and darkness falls, and softly the bells toll, carrying their message of sorrow over the valleys until it mingles with echoing messages, softly and faintly heard, from every corner of the country.
Quietly they sprinkle water on the fresh earth, then turn and trudge back over the winding road. The tolling ceases. They stop at the crest of a hill, look silently back at the rough wood cross in the valley, and disappear over the slope.
Gay-colored lanterns hang from the windows across the streets. Small boys brandish torches, showing the way to the shouting, laughing, crying mass of villagers as they push and crowd their way through the town. And overhead the bells crash out the joyful word that all is over. Madly, incessantly they toll, and every wind bears in the exultations of other bells in other villages-in every corner of the land. Back to the place comes the throng to dance in one huge ring about the roaring bonfire.
Then the bells stop. The glare of the fire fades. And as of one voice, more passionate, more fiercely exultant than ever before, come the words of the Marseillaise. The fire flickers and flashes, the song dies away. The people, awed by the silence, reverent in their thoughts and memories of over four years, slip away into darkness.
From down in the village comes the tolling of the bell, first the four quarters, and then, in long, deep tones, the twelve strokes of midnight. As if in echo, out over the valleys, other bells, some harsh, some soft, take up the message. The moon breaks through the clouds, the sloping vineyards burst into view. The creaking of the carts comes back through the stillness between the strokes of the bells. And then the tones become a whisper, the moon disappears, the vineyards fade into darkness. Silence, the silence of a village asleep. Quiet, happiness, peace.
Together the two friends lift their glasses on high, touch them gently.
"To Pierre!" ---and drink.
Without a word they turn to go, and then clasp hands for an instant in silence.
"Bon soir, Louis, 'til tomorrow."
"Bon soir, Victor."
The American Field Service Fellowships for French Universities, Inc., is functioning regularly from its headquarters, 522 Fifth Avenue, New York. It has just made the following awards and renewals for the year 1926-1927:
|Birch, Albert Francis||Rutgers University, A.B.; Université de Dijon; Université de Bordeaux; Université de Paris||Physics|
|Erlich, Earle Maurice||Yale University, A.B.||Political Science and International Law|
|Harris, Laurence S.||Columbia University, B.S., A.M.; Université de Paris||English Literature|
|Ingersoll, Chandler D.||University of Chicago, Ph.B., A.M.; Charles University, Prague, Ph.D.||Chemistry|
|Lusk, George||Leland Stanford, Jr. University, A.B.; Harvard University, A.M., Ph.D.; Université de Paris||Psychology of Aesthetics|
|May, Raoul M.||University of California, A.B., A.M.; Université de Paris||Zoology|
|Parry, Milman||Massachusetts Agricultural College, B.S.; Harvard University||Classical Languages and Literature|
|Perry, John T.||University of Kentucky, A.B.; Columbia University, A.M.; Université de Paris||Botany|
|Petty, Oscar V.||University of Illinois, A.B., A.M., Ph.D.||Romance Languages and Literature|
|Storer, Walter H.||Romance Languages and Literature|
|Ware, James Roland||University of Pennsylvania, A.B., A.M.; Université de Paris||Classical Languages and Literature|
Application blanks for the next award will be ready for distribution in October, 1926.
These are obviously far in number from the 127 we have set ourselves ultimately to attain in memory of our 127 comrades who lost their lives in the war. Our goal, however, is by no means an impossible one. Although the 1923 campaign added materially to our original endowment fund, it is not likely that a similar campaign will he undertaken, at least for some time. Yet if each member of the Field Service will bear the Fellowships in mind, he will have many an opportunity to speak a word in their behalf which, even when not productive of immediate benefit to the Fellowships, may bear some future fruit. We hope that you will take every occasion to obtain contributions (no amount is too small) and to interest people in including the American Field Service Fellowships for French Universities, Inc., in their wills. In either case the benefaction may be unassigned or specifically in memory of one of our former comrades whose fellowship you or the giver would like to help realize. If you need information as to the details of making application for these fellowships, the subjects in which they are granted, etc., Dr. Stephen P. Duggan, Executive Secretary, will supply it; if you have in mind a possible contributor to whom you believe you can appeal more effectively from the point of view of establishing a living memorial, than from the educational standpoint, we have a limited number of copies of our Memorial volume of the Field Service History in which are told the stories of the sacrifices of the comrades we hope to honor, and which Stephen Galatti will supply, upon request, for this specific purpose.
Another way in which you can help make the Field Service Fellowships the important organization it is planned to be is by interesting in applying for our Fellowships, the type of young men who by their scholarship, their ideals, and their personality are fitted to represent the Field Service in France.
We address these suggestions as well to the non-Field Service men who have been holders of these Fellowships, and the majority of whom, going subsequently into educational work, are particularly in a position to spread knowledge of the fellowships and to influence desirable students to become applicants.
You have probably all read the recent newspaper accounts of the unveiling of a model of the memorial which will be erected, midway between Paris and Versailles, to the Lafayette Escadrille. You will recall that in his tribute to these American volunteer Marshal Foch said: "Until the end they fought valiantly and well. But they did more than that---they gave the great example that set alight the flame of enthusiasm for the cause of justice in the soul of all America, a flame which brought millions of Americans, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, to aid France."
The American Battle Monuments Commission appointed by Congress has recently reported a plan for the construction of a series of monuments on the battlefields of France. These will commemorate the major engagements in which United States troops were engaged. Several of our members have urged this Commission to erect a memorial to the American Field Service, which had by far the largest representation of Americans on the front of any organization in France before the United States entered the war, and which, in common with the Lafayette Escadrille, "gave the great example" of which Marshal Foch spoke. But the Commission, for two reasons, has decided adversely: first, because the Field Service was not an official American unit; second, because the Commission will erect no monument to smaller units than a division. The Commission has offered, however, to secure permission for the erection, by private subscriptions, of any appropriate memorial to our Service. Friends of the Lafayette Escadrille have arranged for the erection of their monument in this way, and some of our members have expressed the hope that some day the Field Service might have, somewhere in France, at least a tablet to perpetuate the story of the friendship of our volunteers and the poilus between 1915 and 1917. If any of you are interested and have suggestions about this we should be glad to have them.
We know that many Field Service men are more interested in the personal accomplishments of their fellow members than in any phase of the Association's activities. Consequently we have collected from newspapers and other sources, such information as has come to our attention from time to time. Much of this is now very much out of date, so we are giving you herewith only the few fairly recent personals in regard to which we believe we have accurate details.
William J. Bingham (S.S. U. 30) has been appointed to the newly created office of Director of Athletics at Harvard, and coincidently has been made a member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Thomas B. Buffum (S. S. U. 83), Donald H. McGibeny (S. S. U. 1), and Lansing Holden, the latter a Field Service Fellow, were among the aviators who entered the service of France in Morocco.
Roswell Sanders (S. S. U. 4), who through the generous action of the trustees of the American Field Service Fellowships received a life award last year, is studying art in France, where at the same time he is under the care of the doctor who attended to his wounds during the war years. He is living in Cagnes.
Daniel Gale Turnbull (S. S. U. 66), who is living in France and painting, recently had an exhibit of several of his pictures in New York. His work has also been shown at the fall salon in Paris.
Some of the Field Service men located in Paris are David Darrah (T. M. 397), editor of the Paris edition of the Chicago Tribune, 5 rue Lamartine; Lansing Warren (S. S. U. 70), on the staff of the Paris edition of the Chicago Tribune; Kenneth Austin (S. S. U. 4 & 8), on the staff of the New York Times; Julian Allen (S. S. U. 4), head of the foreign exchange department of the Paris branch of the Bankers' Trust Company; Horton Kennedy (T. M. 526), head of the foreign exchange department of the Paris branch of the Guaranty Trust Company, 1 rue des Italiens.
Captain Genin, who commanded one of the T. M. U. camps at Jouaignes, and who now lives in Monaco (27 Boulevard de la Condamine), writes a warm-hearted letter, sending greetings to the "fellows of 1917."
Robert T. W. Moss (S. S. U. 2 and Headquarters) is in the ladies' apparel business in Paris and can be of much assistance in this direction to the feminine relatives of Field Service members traveling in France. His address is 10 his rue Edouard VII.
Julian Lathrop (S. S. U. 1) is with the Solebury School for boys at New Hope, Pa., as associate master and business manager and instructor in history.
Archibald Dudgeon (S. S. U. 14), with the assistance of two other masters of St. George's School and under distinguished patronage, including Mr. Stephen P. Cabot, headmaster, St. George's School, is organizing a group of boys to spend the summer vacation "Chez Les Girauda," at St. Symphorien, near Tours. Complete information is given in a booklet which may be obtained from Mr. Dudgeon, St. George's School, Newport, R. I.
Mme. Grimbert, of the Rue Raynouard staff, can also be of special assistance to the wives and sisters of Field Service members through her position as secretary at the American Women's Club in Paris.
Mlle. Germaine Bétourné, secretary through the war to Colonel Andrew, has been for the past few years in the Paris office of Lovering Hill (S. S. U. 3). Her sister, who was also a member of the staff at 21 Rue Raynouard, is now Mme. Henriette Bétourné-Loggins. Mr. and Mrs. Loggins live at 115 East Mosholu Parkway, New York.
Mlle. Jeanne (now Mme. ---------), our well-known and liked telephonist at the Rue Raynouard, is employed with the Bankers' Trust Company in Paris.
Mrs. M. Isabella Howard, sub-editor of the old Field Service Bulletin, Paris edition, has been living for many months in Cuba (Sola, Provincia de Camagüey). Mrs. Howard used to say that she was born with a love of Paris in her heart, but when she writes, "I could not like Cuba more---Havana is ideal," we wonder if she is losing her allegiance.
Mrs. William V. Macdonald, who is happily remembered as the chatelaine of 21 Rue Raynouard, has responded to our appeal for some word of her personal activities with the information that she has had the whooping cough. Mrs. Macdonald and "Billy" are living at their Belmont, Mass., home on Clifton Street.
We are indebted to Ralph J. Keltie for the following information regarding his section mates of 31-643:
Gordon Rogers---The agitator is still sitting on his throne at 226 Summer Street in partnership with former Congressman Richard Olney, and is selling wool to all who dare approach. Socially, he is as busy as a Kawanian secretary and, feministically, he sent a portentous looking Christmas card of a snow man melting sufficiently to raise the hand of a pretty girl to his lips.
Percival O. Fendricks---Perce is a cotton toweling jobber of the firm of H. S. Cratton, 381 Fourth Avenue. He still has that nice apartment at 33 West 67th Street, which he makes the New York headquarters of all the boys. Nobody misses Aleck quite so much as Perce does his old roommate.
Scottie Mills---After fiddling all through the western cornfields at barn dances and selling Fuller brushes to the farmers' wives, Scottie is back in Boston working in the plumbing supply business. Address: F. W. Webb Company, 56 Elm Street, Boston.
John Kottman---Kottie is still single, but is traveling like a sailor all over the East making friends and fortune in the stationary and card line of Davis & Co.
William F. Wholey---In addition to getting himself a very pretty wife and two-year-old baby, Joan, Bill has one of the largest office furniture businesses in New York City. It looks as though he will be the Croesus of old 31, but, regardless of it all, he is the same companionable humorist as when he drew his five cents a day.
Henry G. Hood---Heinie is in the textile machinery business with his father in Philadelphia. He, too, has stepped out and the section baby is a big girl now.
Douglas F. Wooley---Doug surprised us all when he not only got married, but settled down in a beautiful ranch out in Ed Mueller's town of El Cajon, right across from Tia Juana. Ed runs the town, and we suppose Doug is top kick once more.
John Harvard Coleman---Johnny divided his time between the Brooklyn Y. M. C. A. and teaching at Columbia and, most important of all, his little wife, up till a year ago, which was the last we heard of him.
William F. MacWilliams---Mac was studying law at Harvard and human nature in the Back Bay up till a little while ago; but we do not know what he is doing now, except that letters will probably reach him at his old home in Easton.
John E. Macinerney---The New Yorker has spent most of the time since the war as publicity man in the theatrical field, but we understand now he is gone fishing for even bigger bait in Florida.
Eugene Flynn---Old Gene has lost none of his loyalty either to City Island or to crank-shaft bearings, for he is still at the old stand, and when he isn't running his own garage he's underneath some White truck with a monkey wrench in his hand. He is as proud of his wife and baby as we are of him.
Orson E. Loomis---At last reports Doc was headmaster of a western high school, with the girl we all heard so much about helping him along.
Alonzo W. Pond---Pondie had a big write up in the American papers recently for having led a Beloit expedition into some wild country and excavating some Antidiluvian cousins of ours.
Donald W. Dickson---Dick is married again and is in the West somewhere engineering concrete dams.
Gerould W. Slater---Jerry is home with his family in New York, and we expect to hear wedding bells very soon.
Stafford G. Cowan---Staff still retains his youthful appearance despite the New York air. He is in the ladies' underthing line and is married.
Kenneth F. Kressler---Ken is one of the big men in Easton and sits in his sand and gravel office with a big cigar in his mouth while politicians consult him. We cannot understand how he has escaped the ladies so far, and would give a lot to hear that voice again.
Charles W. Law---Chuck married Ken's sister and is up in Lion Mountain, New York, mining something or other out of the hills up there.
Walter H. Hellier (S. S. U. 2), to Miss Helen Hasbrouck De Lamater, of Northport, Long Island. N. Y.
Rev. Joseph C. MacDonald (S. S. U. 16). to Miss Leonora Hiscock, of Wilton, Maine.
Edmund Randolph Purves (4) to Miss Mary Carroll Spencer, of Haverford, Pa.
Vincent L. Rich (15) to Miss Edythe Parsons, of New York.
Stephen Galatti (S. S. U. 3 and Ass't Inspec. Gen'l), to Mrs. Grace Sands Coffin, September. 1925, at. New York.
Paul Abbott (T. M. 133), to Mrs. Virginia Loney Gamble, January 29, 1926, at New York.
Robert C. Paradise (S. S. U. 15), to Miss Elizabeth J. Scudder, February 18, 1926, at New Brunswick, N. J.
Joseph Timothy Walker, Jr., (T. M. 133), to Miss Alice Lee, March 10, 1926, at Chestnut Hill, Boston, Mass
John Scott Carter, Jr., (S. S. U. 2), to Miss Mary Buel Perrin.
Arthur J. Putnam (S. S. U. 19-70), to Miss Marion W. Walton, April 16, 1926, at New York.
To Mr. and Mrs. Louis Phillips Hall, Jr., at Paris, November 15, 1925, a son, Richard Nelville.
Mr. Theodore Stanton, who assisted in the compilation of the American Field Service History and for some time lived at 21 Rue Raynouard, died early in 1925 at the Rutgers College infirmary, New Brunswick, N. J. Mr. Stanton was at the time preparing for the opening of a library which he had founded as a memorial to his mother, Elizabeth Cady Stanton. He was in his seventy-fourth year.
Homer Gage, Jr. (S. S. U. 31), died suddenly September 2, 1925, at Shrewsbury, Mass., after a brief illness of infantile paralysis. Gage had since the war won an important position with the Crompton & Knowles Loom Works, of Worcester, and had become an ardent fancier of dogs, establishing the Welwire Kennels at Shrewsbury. Field and Fancy, October 10th issue, gave an extensive account of his interest and achievements in this field.
Carl C. Magee, Jr. (66), was killed on September 26, 1925, in an airplane accident near Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Alexander Van Gaasbeck Nash (S. S. U. 31).
Donald Call (S. S. U. 32).
As we publish a BULLETIN from time to time, we plan to call to your attention books that have been written by Field Service men, or that because of their subjects we believe will be of particular interest to you.
Among the former we have information in the present instance of the following:
"Andrew Bride of Paris," by Henry Sydnor Harrison (S. S. U. 1), published by Houghton, Mifflin Company, Boston.
"Possession," by Louis Bromfield (S. S. U. ---), whose "The Green Bay Tree" was one of the successful books of 1924, published by Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York.
"The History of the Development of Anglo-American Trade, 1800-1850," by Norman S. Buck (T. M. U. 133), published by the Yale University Press. Also, a preliminary edition of "Elementary Economics," by Fairchild, Furniss and Buck, is in use at Yale, and the first published edition will be out this spring.
"Book of Gallant Vagabonds," by Henry Beston (Henry Beston Sheahan, S. S. U. 2).
"Old Bridges of France," by William Emerson and Georges Gromort, with black-and-white drawings by Louis C. Rosenberg and Samuel Chamberlain (S. S. U. 14), published by The Press of the American Institute of Architects.
"The Hard White Road," by Alden Rogers (T. M. U. 124), privately printed. See special notice.
"France Courageous and Indomitable," a collection by Oswald Chew (S. S. U. 2), of articles by prominent Americans on the truth about France. Preface by Owen Wister. Oswald Chew, (826 Commercial Trust Building, Philadelphia), will supply to all those interested a circular descriptive of the articles appearing in the volume.
"HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE IN FRANCE," IN THREE VOLUMES ($12.50), AND THE MEMORIAL VOLUME ($3.50), MAY BE OBTAINED FROM HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN COMPANY, BOSTON MASS.
"Alsace-Lorraine Memorial Album" is the title of a volume many of you will want to add to your war libraries. The publication of this album was undertaken by Mr. Charles Blumenthal, an American citizen of Alsatian extraction. "It is a record," wrote N. H. Partridge, Jr. (S. S. U. 1), in calling the book to our attention, "very complete and accurate, and wonderfully illustrated, of the activities of the American troops in the Alsace-Lorraine country, which takes in, of course, the important Toul and Nancy sectors and on farther south. When he was out here last year, Mr. Blumenthal showed me some of the advance page proofs of the album. These pages happened to touch on some American troop movements with which I was familiar, on account of an ambulance section having been stationed for so many months in the general region of Toul and Nancy in the winter and spring of 1918, and so I was able to verify to my own satisfaction the accuracy of his work. This accuracy was achieved, he tells me, through his having been granted permission by the War Department to delve into records not generally accessible; and the Department has also given him permission to illustrate his book with photos and official Army maps showing the exact locations of various American divisions and other units on various dates. The book will be quite large, and printed on fine coated stock, so the halftones will show up to advantage."
A prospectus, which may be obtained upon application to Mr. Blumenthal at 540 East 22nd Street, Brooklyn, N. Y., states that the cost of the album is $10, and that from the proceeds of every copy sold $1.25 will go to a fund for disabled veterans, this fund to be administered by a committee of the American Legion which has been appointed for this purpose.
Are the dates of the great events and the names of the old towns with which you used to be so familiar slipping from your memory with the passing of years since the Great Guerre? Don't you wish you had kept a diary with which to refresh your memory? If so, then here is what you are looking for: a peg on which to hang your own story-
A Chronicle of the Reserve Mallet
An unretouched account of the work of the Reserve Mallet from July, 1917, until its disorganization two years later.
Beautifully bound in blue Italian hand-made paper and black cloth back with gold lettering. Illustrated with 25 photographs taken by members of the Reserve (of which only one or two have heretofore been published) and by two of S. M. Loring's inimitable cartoons.
Price $2.50 per volume. Send check, money order or cash---or if you prefer, merely send your address and copy will be mailed to you C. O. D.
Address all orders to
We should like to keep you informed, as well, through occasional BULLETINS, of the accomplishments of Field Service men in other fields than literature: in painting, in sculpture, in law, medicine, education, etc. We accordingly ask that you cooperate with us by sending in any information, personal or otherwise, of this nature you may have from time to time.
We have asked you to send in news for inclusion in future BULLETINS.
Whether or not there will really be other BULLETINS, however, depends entirely upon whether or not you contribute to pay for the publication of this one. Here is "the other fellow" who paid for the Directory, issued a year ago:
H. M. Alling, A. Piatt Andrew, Sidney Ashmore, Phelps Barnum, William M. Barber, Arthur J. Bennett, Delos A. Blodgett, Robert Bowman, Loris V. Cady, Donald B. Cary, Winthrop W. Case, Robert K. Chandler, William P. Church, Coleman Clark, Robert D. Clark, Louis W. Corboy, Brian C. Curtis, G. Ripley Cutler, Joshua G. B. Campbell, John S. Chafee, Irving M. Clark, R. Halliwell Davis, Edward H. De Neveu, Hugh Elliott, Parker K. Ellis. Leslie W. Etter. Eliot B. Foot, Richard E. Fuller, E. A. Gilbert, Jr., William B. Gilmore, Charles H. Grant, Joseph R. Greenwood, George W. Griffith, R. Davis Halliwell, Lawrence S. Hedges, Francis Henderson, Richard Heywood, Alfred P. Hodgman, John F. Howe, John B. Hurlbut, Arthur E, Hutchinson, James M. Irwin, Franklin C. Irish, Leslie P. Jacobs, Allen Jensen, Robert Kloeber, G. N. LeVaillie, Archibald E. Lewine, George M. Lott, John Lundquist, Orland S. Marshall, William H. McNaughton, Thomas Means, Martin Miller, C. I. Norton, John Munroe, Don C. Murphy, Thomas J. O'Brien, F. D. Ogilvie, William L. Orr, Arthur Partridge, Arlie C. Phillips, Richard H. Plow, Jerome Preston, B. H. Putnam, Hawley Quier, Davis A. Reed, Jr., Kenneth M. Reed, Philip S. Rice, William G. Rice, Jr., Dominic Rich, William E. Richardson, Robert Rieser, Thomas A. Robinson, R. T. Roche, Gordon Rogers, Frank G. Royce, Louis Schneider, Donald Scoles, F. Russell Smith, Donald Stewart, Gordon Sudbury, Josiah B. Thomas, E. H. Tilton, Roger T. Twitchell, Robert C. Vance, William H. Wallace, Jr., Arthur S. Ward, Sidney S. Wheeler, Raymond Weeks, J. H. Wilkinson, Harry B. Winsor, Oliver Wolcott, B. C. Wohlford---and the following Honorary Members of the Association: Mr. Frank B. Black, Mrs. David W. Bruce, Mr. Salter Storrs Clark, Mrs. John D. Culbertson, Sr., Colonel Heman Dowd, Dr. Victor A. Robertson.
If your name does not appear in this list, or if it does, for that matter, and you want to see the BULLETINS continued, send in your check, for any amount. We would rather have $ .50 from every member of the Field Service than $500 from one member; but if one or two of you would make your contribution for $100 or more, provided the smaller contributions total enough to pay for this BULLETIN, we would have a reserve BULLETIN Fund which would make another issue certain.
Of vital importance to the continuance of our Association is the keeping of our address lists as up-to-date as possible. We need your help, too in this. Please remember to inform us whenever you change your own residential or business address, or whenever you know of the change, of address of any member of the Field Service.
Since the publication of the Directory, we have learned of the following changes of address:
|12||Allison, Philip Douglas, '17, (h) 1261 2nd Ave.; c/o J. A. Hogle & CD:, 169 So. Main St., Salt Lake City, Utah|
|526, 184||Baker, Alton Fletcher, C. A., '17, c/o Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio|
|3||Barber, William Maltby, '16, automobile dealer, (h) 5 Logan St.; William M. Barber, Inc., 61 Bank St., Morristown, N. J.|
|12||Barrett, Ralph Neylon, '17 (h) 56 Perry St., New York City; c/o Sherman & Shepard, 8-10 Bridge St., New York City|
|71||Battles, Joseph Porter, '17, 61 W. 74th St., New York City|
|71||Battles, Richard Oliver, '17, 26 rue de Bascano, c/o Comm. des Reparations, Paris, France|
|9||Beatty, Vernon David, '17, 6859 Merrile Ave., Chicago, Ill.|
|26||Bennett, William Besant, '17, Upper College Terrace, Frederick, Md.|
|19||Bigelow, Herbert Edwin, '17, (h) 749 Chandler St.; County Inst. for Savings, 365 Main St., Worcester, Mass.|
|4||Bigelow, W. deFord, C. A., '16-17, real estate, (h) Cohasset, Mass.; c/o W. Marriott Welch, 30 State St., Boston, Mass.|
|1||Bissell, Percy Raymond, '17, R. R. C., Box 542, Indianapolis, Ind.|
|1 & Hdqts||Bosworth, Thomas Shaw, '17, journalist, (h) 885 Park Ave.; New York. Times, 229 W. 43rd St., New York City|
|526||Bourland, Theodore Preston, '17, advertising, 70 W. 40th St., New York City|
|18||Boyd, Frank Hamilton, S. C., '17, salesman, American Seating Company, 1404 E. 9th St., Cleveland, Ohio|
|1||Brown, John Paulding, '14-'15, lawyer, (h) 48 Elm St., Montclair, N. J.; c/o Cutting, Moore & Sidley, 11 S. La Salle St., Chicago, Ill.|
|184||Brunson Stiles Mellichamp, '17, news editor, World-News, Roanoke, Va.|
|15||Buell, Robert Lewis, '17, Consular Service, Dept. of State, Washington, D. C.; American Consulate, Calcutta, India|
|65||Byers, William Bartolett, '17, chemist, Abrasive Company of Canada, Ltd., Port Nelson, Ontario, Canada|
|32||Call, Donald Marshall, '17, Mr. Edward P. Call, 32 Broadway, New York City|
|133||Case, Winthrop Warren, '17, office dept. supt., (h) c/o W. W. Case, 134 S. La Salle St., Chicago, or 737 Lincoln Ave., St. Paul, Minn.; Montgomery, Ward & Po., St. Paul|
|397||Chafee, John Sharpe, '17, salesman, (h) 101 Blackstone Blvd., Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company, Providence, R. I.|
|133||Champlin, Walter Budd, '17, City Club, 55 W. 44th St.; c/o Henry M. Snyder, 2 W. 45th St., New York City|
|70||Chase, Charles Robinson, '17, (h) 6914 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn, N. Y.|
|17||Church, William Pate, '17, adv., (h) 196 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Newell-Emmett Company, 120 W. 32nd St., New York City|
|133||Clark, Robert Dean, '17, (h) 56 Arundel St., c/o Northern Pacific Railway, St. Paul, Minn.|
|184||Collins, Bernard Clinton, '17, 244 Northern Ave., Boston, Mass.|
|72||Conant, Roger, '17, 372 Harvard St., Cambridge, Mass.; P. 0. Box 4188, Miami, Fla.|
|2||Cook, Sidney A., '16-17, 709 No. 2d Ave., Highland Park, New Brunswick, N. J. Dept. of Psychology, Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J.|
|397||Corboy, Louis William, '17, Adv. Mgr., Central Trust Company of Illinois, 125 W. Munroe St., Chicago, Ill.|
|71||Crosby, Henry Grew, '17, writer, (h) 18 rue de Lille (7) ; Morgan, Harjes Company, 14 Place Vendome, Paris, France|
|10||Davis, Philip Du Mond. '17, 26 Broadway, New York City|
|526||Davis Russell, '17 teacher, Middlesex School, Concord, Mass.|
|526||Day, Kirkland, Hart, '17, c/o Mrs. I. W. Crosby, Riverbank Court, Cambridge, Mass.|
|4||Dearborn Warren William, '17. Box 1292, Station C, Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Hdqts.||De Maine, Harry, '14-'15-'16-'17, artist, c/o Salmagundi Club, New York City|
|2||Dock, George, Jr., '16-'17, William R. Compton Company, 44 Wall St., New York City|
|9||Duff, Robert Christie, '16-'17, (h) 241 Lincoln Ave., Orange, N. J.|
|9||Ellis, Parker Kingsley, '17, wholesale lumber, (h) 85 Russell Ave., Watertown, Mass.|
|65 3||Fisher, Laurence Glen, '17, Fremy-Fisher Company, Glendale, Calif.|
|9||Flamand, Albert E., '17, (h) Dreamwold Road, Egypt, Mass.; 161 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass.|
|397||Gibb, John Richmond, '17, (h) Lawrence, Long Island, N. Y.; 501 Fifth Ave., New York City|
|68||Gilbert, Edward Ashley, Jr., '17, Ogilvie & Gilbert, 900 State St., Santa Barbara, Calif.|
|64||Goff, Frank Stevens, 175 Park Ave., New Haven, Conn.|
|8, V.D., 15||J. Greenwood, Joseph Rudd, S. C., '17, mnfr., (h) 640 West End Ave., New York City.; Vitreous Enamel Products Corp., 66 Myrtle Ave., Flushing, N. Y.|
|397||Guy, Jean Emile, '17, physician, 105 South Boulevard, Tampa, Fla.|
|3, V.D.||Hall, Louis Phillips, Jr., S. C., '15-'16-'17, 4 Villa Patrice Boudard, 16e, (rue la Fontaine), Paris, France|
|70||Harter, Harry Burnett, '17, c/o Mrs. R. S. Trees, 44 N. Xanthus Ave., Tusla, Okla.; Box 161, c/o Tavin State Oil Company, Jennings, Okla.|
|70||Harvey, Kenneth Austin, '17, 200 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass.|
|66||Heywood, Richard, '17, Hopedale, Mass.|
|13||Hines, Harold, '17, Ludlow, Vt.|
|133||Hobson, Francis Thayer, '17, teacher, 1525 Yale Station, New Haven, Ct.|
|537||Holmes, Jabbish, Jr., '17, real estate, 114 East 78th St.; 305 Broadway, New York City|
|1||Holt, William Stull, '17, 596 East Seventh St., Brooklyn, N. Y.; 26 Jackson Place, Washington, D. C.|
|69||Holtz, Raymond Victor, '17, 1503 N. Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.|
|9||Hutchinson, Arthur Emlen, '16-'17, lawyer, (h) 1831 De Lancey Place; MacCoy, Evans, Hutchinson & Lewis, 1935 Comm. Trust Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa.|
|184||Hutchinson, Roy Melbourne, '17, 913 Hearst Bldg., Chicago, Ill.|
|526||Imlay, Robert, '17, 805 Niagara Trust Bldg., Niagara Falls, N. Y.|
|397||Ingersoll, Jonathan, '17, c/o Swartwout & Appenzeller, 141 Broadway, New York City|
|70||Jack, Andrew, '17, 52 Park Ave., Maplewood, N. J.|
|4||Jamieson, Willard, '17, c/o J. C. Henderson, Roffano Road, Atlanta, Ga.|
|526, 2||Janes, John Valle Marson, '17, 50 Joy Ave., Webster Groves, Mo.; 517 National Bank of Commerce Bldg., St. Louis, Mo.|
|14||Karnaghan, Harry Renwick, '17, 52 Fir Hill; Seiberling Rubber Co., Akron, O.|
|9||Keith, Donald McKee, '17, 412 Bryne Bldg., Los Angeles, Calif.|
|31||Keltie, Ralph John, '17, wool salesman, (h) 53 Beals St. Brookline; Keltie & Co, Inc., 212 Summer St. Boston, Mass.|
|66, 71||King, John Devine, '17, 1362 N. Ridgewood Place, Hollywood; Asst. Mgr., Hotel Ambassador, Los Angeles, Calif.|
|184||Kloeber, Robert, '17, (h) 294 High St., Newburyport, Mass.; Chicago Starch Company, 2710 So. Throop St., Chicago|
|526||Kohlhepp, Norman, '17, 1513 Morton Ave., Louisville, KY.; c/o Chas. E. Bedaux Company, 17 Battery Place, New York City|
|397||Lanpher, Henry Coe, '17, 43 Wildwood Terrace, Glen Ridge, N. J.; 661 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, Calif.|
|184||Lepper, Reginald Heber, '17, 1725 Webb Ave., Apt. 10, Detroit, Mich.|
|65||Le Veillie, G. Norbert, '17, sales mgr. (h) 201 Strathmore Drive, Syracuse, N. Y.; Shifflet Cumber & Co., Inc., Penobscot Bldg., Syracuse, N. Y.|
|8||Lewine, Archibald E., '17, (h) 150 East 72d St.; Baker, Lewine Construction Company, Inc., 345 Madison Ave., New York City|
|1||Lathrop, Julian Langson, '16, Solebury School for Boys, New Hope, Pa.|
|3, Hdqts||Lockwood, Preston, S.C., '15, '16, lawyer, (h) 146 West 12th St.; Davisson & Manice, 128 Broadway, New York City|
|29||Loomis, Jo Gilbert, '17, Pres., National Town and Country Club, 17 East 42d St., New York City|
|1||Lott, George McClelland, '16-17, 930 Washington St., Denver, Col.|
|397||Loverin Reuben Wilcox, '17; Culver City Sash and Door Company, Culver City, Calif.|
|133||Mackinlay John Bradburoe, '17, (h) 2701 Larkin St.; Atkins, Kroll & Co., 260 California St., San Francisco, Calif.|
|14||McDowell, Maxwell Erwin, '17, lawyer, (h) 1215 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.; 1757 K. St., N. W., Washington, D. C.|
|8||McNaughton, William Henry, '17, automobile, (h) Pondfield Rd., Bronxville, N.Y., or 22 East 89th St., New York City; 28 Duncan Ave., Jersey City, N. J.|
|66||Miller, Martin, '17, merchant, (h) 24 Hillcrest Road, Mountain Lakes, Morris Co., N. Y.; Martin Miller Co., Inc., 156 Franklin St., New York City|
|526, 397||More, Roland R., '17, Pub. Mgr. (h) 1105 East 52d St.; Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Ill.|
|526||Mudge, Louis Goldthwait, '17, 111 Monroe St., Chicago, Ill.|
|18, 30||Murphy, Don Carlos, '17, (h) 3969 3d Ave., Southern California Gas Company, 950 So. Broadway, Los Angeles, Calif.|
|397||Olmsted, William Beach, Jr., (h) 73 E. 90th St.; Cone Express and Commission Company, 61 Worth St., New York City|
|28||Orr, William Laird, '17, 92 Willowdale Ave., Montclair, N. J.|
|397||Otis, John Faxon, '17, 381 Beacon St., Boston, Mass.; Hotel Royal Saneli, Palm Beach, Fla.|
|307||Parks, William Arthur, '17, 114 The Fenway, Boston, Mass.|
|526||Patridge, Arthur Lynds, '17, Patridge & Co., 56 Pine St. New York City.|
|1||Partridge, Nelson Howard, Jr., Press Club, San Francisco; Assoc. Editor, Sunset Magazine, San Francisco, Calif.|
|68||Plummer, Raymond Phinney, '17, interior decorator, 959 Powell St., San Francisco, Calif.|
|3, 8||Pohlman, Gerhard William, '16-'17, c/o James Oates, 12 W. 62d St., New York City|
|15||Preston, Jerome, '17, stocks and bonds, 4 Bennington Road, Lexington, Mass.; Blyth, Witter & Co., 1 Federal St., Boston, Mass.|
|33||Price, Paul Wakeman, '17, 281 Bay Ave., Glen Ridge, N. J.|
|526||Reed, David Allen, Jr., '17, architect, (h) Edgewood Gardens, Springfield, Mass., or Hingham, Mass.; Cram & Ferguson 248 Boylston St., Boston|
|1, 66||Rice, William Gorham, Jr., S.C., '16-17, teacher (h) 2242 Hillington Green; Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.|
|Richardson, O. Burt, '17, University Club, 614 S. Hope, St., Los Angeles; The Community Savings and Commercial Bank, Glendale, Calif.|
|397||Smith, Douglas Musser, '17, manufacturer of furniture, 1139 West 4th St.; J. K. Rishel Furniture Company, Williamsport, Pa.|
|526||Sharpe, Alan Freer, '17, wholesale auto supplies, (h) 629 Oakland Ave., Pasadena; 1354 So. Flower St., Los Angeles, Calif.|
|133||Smyth, Robert Lacy, '17, 2509 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, Calif; American Consulate, Chongking, China|
|71||Spaulding, Way, '17, Horace Woods & Son, 200 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass.|
|184||Spaulding, Frederick Norris, '17, 49 Everett St., Manchester, N. H.; 3626 Pine St., Jacksonville, Fla.|
|70||Spencer, Daniel Young, '17, salesman (h) 500 Hyde St.; California State Automobile Association, Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; Calif.|
|20||Steers, James Rich, Jr., '17, 1105 Park Ave., New York City.|
|65||Stires, Ernest Van Rensselaer, '17, c/o Bishop Stires, Garden City, L. I.|
|184||Street, Albert Burton, '17, salesman, (h) East Haven, Conn.; 279 Winthrop Ave., New Haven, Conn.|
|12||Thatcher, George Atherton, Jr., '17, show manufacturer, (h) 25 Nehorden Road, Waban, Mass.; Pick Company, 40 Thomas St., Worcester, Mass.|
|9||Thomas, Josiah Barrows, '17, leather, (h) Peabody, Mass.; J. B. Thomas & Rapp Co., Inc., 26 Lincoln St., Boston, Mass.|
|133||Thompson, Henry Burling, Jr., '17, agent, (h) Greenville P. O., Del., or Roslyn Road, East Williston, L. I.; U. S. Furnishing Company, 320 Broadway, New York City.|
|184||Tilton, Elmer Harrington, '17, manufacturer of hosiery, (h) 179 Pleasant St.; G. H. Tilton & Son Co., Box 327, Laconia, N. H.|
|13||Timson, Louis Earle, '17, 65 Willow St., Lynn, Mass.|
|397||Torbenson, Allan Porter, '17, 2293 Main St., Buffalo, N. Y.|
|29||Trowbridge, George Augustus, '17, 22 rue de l'Eglise, Paris, France.|
|14||Vance, Robert Cummings, '17, 159 Maple St.; New Britain Herald, New Britain, Conn.|
|29||Van Cleve, John Reynolds, '17, 204 Market St., Warren, Pa.|
|184||Van Ingen, John, '17, 170 Lyell Ave., Rochester, N. Y.|
|14||Varney, Walter King, '17, (h) Box 213, Mamaroneck, N. Y.|
|29||Walker, John Tempest, Jr., S.C., '17 2012 Tribune Bldg. Chicago.|
|3||Watkins, Charles Law, '17, 410 Ashcroft Ave., Pennsylvania Coal Company, 8 j Crisson, Pa.|
|71||Weeden, Benjamin Dunham, '17, Hartford Indemnity Co., 40 Broad St., Boston, Mass.|
|16||Welker, Paul Beck, '17, (h) 2505 Portman Ave.; S. W. Clarke, Vrooman H. Costello, 616 Fidelity Mortgage Bldg., 1940 E. 6th St., Cleveland, O.|
|397||Wheeler, Sidney Sea, '17, 41 Webster St., Maiden Mass.; Christian Science Monitor, Boston.|
|2, 3||Wilder, Amos Niven, '17, ministry, c/o A. P. Wilder, The Journal Courier, New Haven, Conn.; North Conway, N. H.|
|1||Woolverton, William Henderson, '15-'16, (h) 510 Park Ave.; 263 Fifth Ave., New York City|
|68||Yarrington, Frederic Lefebvre, '17, 101 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, N, Y.|
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|Lieutenant Robert de Kersauson (8), Plovescat, Finistere.|
|Lieutenant John P. Oliveau, c/o The White Company, Cleveland, Ohio.|